STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 4 October
To encourage the next generation towards innovation, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today inaugurated its three-day 10th National Science Exhibition.
 The exhibition will provide a platform for innovation to the bright young minds of our country and overseas.
According to CBSE, the exhibition is based on the theme ‘Science and Society.’ 524 students and teachers of 262 schools from different parts of the country and overseas are participating in the exhibition."This is yet another effort by the CBSE to encourage scientific temper among children and give them a chance to test classroom knowledge hands on. CBSE has been innovative and streamline in its efforts to expose children to myriad media (tests, competitions etc) to gain in-depth knowledge," added a CBSE official.
The official said that the best 20 exhibits will be rewarded with a cash prize of Rs 3,000 each and a certificate of merit.
The 20 exhibits will be forwarded to NCERT for selection to take part in the Jawaharlal Nehru Science Exhibition which will be held in Sikkim during November this year.
The official added: "The aim of the exhibition is to promote ‘Learning by Doing’, giving the participants an opportunity to apply scientific principles to problem solving and communicate their ideas in an innovative manner."